[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 21, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 9840-9841]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3827]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-1191; Airspace Docket No. 11-ANM-21]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Colorado Springs, CO

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at City of Colorado 
Springs Municipal Airport, Colorado Springs, CO. Decommissioning of the 
Black Forest Tactical Air Navigation System (TACAN) has made this 
action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight 
Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also adjusts the 
geographic coordinates of the airport.

DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, May 31, 2012. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 
1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and 
publication of conforming amendments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4537.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On November 16, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to amend controlled airspace at Colorado 
Springs, CO (76 FR 70920). Interested parties were invited to 
participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on 
the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6003, of 
FAA Order 7400.9V dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 
2011, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E 
airspace designations listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in that Order.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by amending Class E airspace designated as an extension to 
Class C airspace area for the City of Colorado Springs Municipal 
Airport, Colorado Springs, CO. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary 
due to the decommissioning of the Black Forest TACAN. Also, the 
geographic coordinates of the airport will be updated to coincide with 
the FAA's aeronautical database. This action is necessary for the 
safety and management of IFR operations.
    The FAA has determined this regulation only involves an established 
body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments 
are necessary to keep them operationally current. Therefore, this 
regulation: (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under 
Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under DOT 
Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); 
and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the 
anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that 
will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified this rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the 
criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The FAA's authority to 
issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the U.S. 
Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106 discusses the authority of the FAA 
Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more 
detail the

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scope of the agency's authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under 
the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 
40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing 
regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the 
safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation 
is within the scope of that authority as it amends controlled airspace 
at City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, Colorado Springs, CO.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 
FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1 of the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 
2011 is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6003 Class E airspace designated as an extension to class 
C surface areas.

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ANM CO E3 Colorado Springs, CO [Amended]

City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, CO
    (Lat. 38[deg]48'21'' N., long. 104[deg]42'03'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles 
northwest and 1.2 miles southeast of the City of Colorado Springs 
Municipal Airport 025[deg] bearing extending from the 5-mile radius 
of the airport to 8.9 miles northeast, and within 1.4 miles each 
side of the airport 360[deg] bearing extending from the 5-mile 
radius of the airport to 7.7 miles north of the airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 7, 2012.
John Warner,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2012-3827 Filed 2-17-12; 8:45 am]
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